Eco Innovator March 2012


Golden Gecko Awards Turn 21

Nominations have opened for the Western Australian Golden Gecko Awards for Environmental Excellence, which are now in their 21st year.

The Awards recognize innovation, leadership and performance of environmental management in WA's resources sector.

WorleyParsons and Port Hedland Port Authority won the 2011 Golden Gecko for the development of their world-first technology in sedimentation scanning. This new scanning technology allows real time environmental monitoring of dredging impacts and delivers previously unknown facts about the process of sedimentation.

ATCO Gas Australia supported by KD1 and Compass Groups (Australia) received certificates of merit in 2011. ATCO Gas and KD1 were recognized for the completion of a new gas pipeline with a high level of environmental conservation and management; and Compass for its unique approach to remote site catering that reduced energy needs and greenhouse emissions.

"Previous years have demonstrated that organizations and individuals continue to push boundaries in their efforts to demonstrate creativity and environmental responsibility of the State's resources sector, and I am sure this year's awards will continue that trend," said Norman Moore, minister for Mines and Petroleum, and Fisheries.

"After 20 years, the longevity of the awards exemplifies the State's determination to making WA the place for responsible resource development."

Entries close on 5 April and may be made online.





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